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Gal and the boys head back into the studio to record a third album of hard hitting American Twang, Honky Tonk & Western Swing tunes.
Gal and the boys head back into the studio to record a third album of hard hitting American Twang, Honky Tonk & Western Swing tunes.
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Hello and welcome to the Kickstarter page for Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue! This fundraising campaign is for our band’s third album which we hope to record this summer and, if all goes as planned we’d like to release in October 2013.

We released our last album, Set Two in 2010 which we paid for by writing music and appearing in an ad campaign for Louisiana Propane. Our 2007 debut album was completely self funded and recorded in a house on the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Both albums gained award recognition from a couple of local publications, Offbeat Magazine and The Gambit.

We're trying this Kickstarter thing out for the first time

We spent the past couple of years traveling around and writing songs. Now that we're back home in New Orleans we're ready to head back into the studio and make some more Honky Tonk recordings. We're super excited about getting something new out to you folks and I know you're going to love the new songs as much as we do. Together we can get them recorded for all history! Thanks so much for joining us here on Kickstarter.

The working title of the new album is "South of I-12" and will be comprised of mostly original material. We’ve got a bunch of NEW songs written especially for the album as well as the originals we’ve written in the past couple of years and have been playing live. In early 2012, we recorded a few of those songs as demos in an East L.A. bungalow. Featuring Dave Brouillette on Upright Bass, Guitars and Percussion, Los Angeles guitarist Joe Ransom and, of course, Vanessa Niemann on Vocals.

Visit our website at galholiday.com to hear and download those for FREE. Or listen to a couple right here, if you wish...

Rainy Nights, Sunny Days

Broke Down and Broke

The Long, Black Ribbon

Gal Holiday is currently performing as a six piece band with Electric, Acoustic and Pedal Steel Guitars, Upright Bass and Drums. The line up includes a roster of stellar New Orleans musicians who will be featured on the new recordings:

David Brouillette on Upright Bass

Steve Spitz on Pedal Steel Guitar

Gregory Good on Rhythm Guitar

and Chris Adkins on Lead Guitar.

The $12,000 goal we set includes all expenses for recording, mixing, mastering and printing the new album.

We've learned a lot over the years. We know that to really make a mark in this business we have to do much more than just make great music. There's publicity, touring, promotion, videos, artwork and more, all of which are integral parts of the whole. And they all cost money.

Here's what we could do if we go beyond our Kickstarter goal:

*Hire our radio PR person, Liz to get us out to radio stations nationwide as well as the European market.

*Hire a print and media PR expert to help get reviews, write-ups, interviews, etc. for a national campaign

*Have more tours, bringing the full size band to a venue near you! We have many more places to visit in the U.S. and lots to re-visit as well.

*Make music videos!

Here’s the catch, if we don’t make our goal we get zilch. Zero dollars.

SO! If you like what we do and you want to see our third album be SUPER AWESOME, please won't you support our Kickstarter? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Risks and challenges

Certainly, making an album is a huge undertaking and issues can arise. You never know if the studio of our choice might not be available when we decide to record in August. There's always the possibility that scheduling conflicts with the guys in our band might come up, but we have all decided to make this album our priority so hopefully nothing will stand in the way of making history!

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    Receive a digital download for "South of I-12."

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    Get your signed hard copy CD of "South of I-12" AND a digital download of the album.

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    We'll throw in a cool, exclusive run t-shirt for the album release and a couple of custom beverage koozies. Plus you get the signed CD and digital download.

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    You'll receive a hand written thank-you note AND a signed, limited run "South of I-12" poster PLUS a t-shirt, two custom beverage koozies a signed CD, digital download and shout out on Twitter and Facebook.

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    BELT BUCKLES ARE COOL. Always have been, always will be. Get your Gal Holiday belt buckle at this level plus all the goodies listed above.

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    Kick it up a notch! Get a thank you on the album liner notes and live in infamy forever. AND you get all the other stuff, too!

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    Now here's where it gets really interesting. We'll learn the SONG OF YOUR CHOICE and make a video of us performing it live, which we'll send to you. The song can be by any artist, any genre, any era. YIKES! Not guaranteed not to stink. AND you get ALL the rewards above.

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    The Gal Holiday Quartet will play one set (1 and a 1/2 hours) in your home or at your event. You also get our eternal gratitude and all the rewards above. Stipulations: Travel costs outside of a 300 mile radius from New Orleans are NOT included. This reward must be used before the end of 2014.

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    The full, six piece band will play a private three hour concert in your home or at your event. You also get our eternal gratitude and all the rewards above. Stipulations: Travel costs outside of a 300 mile radius from New Orleans are NOT included. This reward must be used before the end of 2014.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Spend a weekend with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue in our hometown of New Orleans, meals included. See the city the Gal Holiday way with hangs at our favorite eateries and music venues. We'll clear our schedules for you and a friend! If you live in the Crescent City, this works the same way. Just a weekend hang with your old buddies in the band. PLUS everything listed above including the private concert. Disclaimer: This reward does not include travel and lodging. Is must be used before the end of 2014.

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